On the Cancer Frontier

On the Cancer Frontier

One Man, One Disease, and A Medical Revolution

eBook - 2014
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Paul Marks M.D., President Emeritus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital, attributes the elusive nature of cancer's cure to its inherently anarchic processes. There can be no hope for a miracle cure when defective cells use a myriad of tools to succeed in their relentless assaults. There are many ways cancers get started, and turn healthy cell division and growth into lethal attacks. Cancer cells and their abnormal genes are inherently unstable and so, are able to fight off anything that gets in their way?often a prescribed drug. In 1950 the discovery of cancer was all b.
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2014]
ISBN: 9781610392532
1610392531
Characteristics: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Additional Contributors: Sterngold, James - Author
Summary: Paul Marks M.D., President Emeritus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital, attributes the elusive nature of cancer's cure to its inherently anarchic processes. There can be no hope for a miracle cure when defective cells use a myriad of tools to succeed in their relentless assaults. There are many ways cancers get started, and turn healthy cell division and growth into lethal attacks. Cancer cells and their abnormal genes are inherently unstable and so, are able to fight off anything that gets in their way?often a prescribed drug. In 1950 the discovery of cancer was all b.

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